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so the rising against the only a two week old baby girl is recovering in a hospital after being discarded in the scorching sun in something russia meanwhile the heat wave clings to the country but fun to say best slowly piece in the places . tempers arise as the levels that drop middle east nations accuse each other of draining the river jordan forcing families to limits on the supply. and keeping the mysticism a low life the descendants of ancient shamans up holding tradition in the modern world on the banks of siberia is that make my call. a very warm welcome to you this is a long way from moscow with me alice had but
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a baby girl in southern russia has stunned doctors by surviving after being abound in the blistering heat waves glaring song that she recalled was discovered on a roadside police in the last gulf region are now looking for her parents because that in the garage over house the story. here it's. our baby our start the favorite of all the stuff. and she's something of a miracle after surviving the record heatwave abandoned by the roadside hospital staff have called the baby girl with lana or sonny the two we call child was spotted by a possible by having laid for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. i heard a squeak i thought it was a kitten that i looked closer and was taken aback it was a crying child my husband and i was shocked how could somebody abundant a child like this. the couple spent hours trying to track down the girl's parents
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without success it's a miracle how a baby a little more than two weeks old so many hours under the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius does to grow us. doctors say the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs when. the situation was critical a little more time how they are and we could have lost or. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating a super appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents who abandoned their daughter. we've been to all the maternity hospitals but so far no information about this unlucky and lucky child of the same time. and amber of families have already approached the local authorities asking to london so here future maybe both sunny and secure. children aren't tea.
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emergency officials say steady progress is being made in the firefighting effort after weeks of ferocious one of fires across western and central russia the area covered has reduced by two thirds in the number of pfizer's down by half over the past six days while a total of one hundred sixty thousand people and more than twenty five thousand the plies his have been involved in tackling the flames fires have been completely extinguished in fourteen regions in central russia but things were main tense in the other five affected areas including the mosque a region where the emergencies ministry has transferred extra resources but massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed more than fifty people and along with the drought the scorching summer has cost russia third of its wheat crop. now perspiring countries of the middle east have another battleground but this time it's over rapidly draining water supplies the river
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jordan that serves millions of people in israel jordan and syria as policy clear explains both the water and patience are running dry. see home for quhy has always had to worry about water years ago she bought a tank to keep as much of the precious stuff in she needed to wash her family's clothes twice a week and the rest of the time her children know to keep a shower is short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and in a big family is usually by water tanks so we can have enough water to last the whole week but the tanks are expensive and not everyone can afford them we get water two days a week and those days i switch on the taps and fuel the tanks for a few hours so we can manage on the other days. it's a problem affecting the whole region competition for water between israel jordan and syria has become so fierce that it's turned the once mighty jordan river into
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a trickle well the rivers being almost destroyed because of the conflict because of the competition every country has tried to block off whatever it can before it reaches the international share of the river so they can keep it to themselves that's typical of a conflict situation israel wants to declare the lower part of the jordan river off limits to pull guerrillas who believe this is where jesus christ was baptized by john the baptist pollution and so which have contaminated the waters to dangerous levels sixteen years ago israel and jordan signed a treaty that committed both sides to return fresh water to the river but that has never happened these pipes pump water from israel to jordan each year some fifty to sixty million cubic meters pass through them this is enough water for one million jordanians to eat true drink and to wash each year an extra dainian minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to the reality is
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that it is sticking to go door to post this year which was the. netas plan and the fifty fifty three so was given jordan a lot of water to irrigate areas in the jordan valley also to. the supplier to use for domestic supply and to see water in the upland you know for the most except like no this water has been almost diminished but the allegations have provoked fury i would belkin was one of the israeli team which negotiated with the jordanians about how water would be shared between the two countries the problem is that when he said to the streets it didn't say a quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly the amount of respect that there is the location during
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the winter. in the summer period we didn't take even one cubic meter or more as the effects of global warming are felt more year on year disputes in this part of the middle east over water will continue to heat up. the r.t. in israel and jordan. now we look at why equality is what we change all sections of society in the united states in a short while transsexuals say they're one of the country's most rejected minority groups that's taking it to the top as we report. and coming up on our t.v. we'll show you how ancient mysticism is. first tree removal called clear cut. second explains the very last debate between the period. during the remains are removed by machinery.
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what it sure is invalid. on a. line . which will brighten if you move about song from tongues to pressure these. stunts on t.v. dot com. the transgender community in the united states knows that is only the land of the free so long as you face in the country has a well used civil rights laws protecting against race religion and sex
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discrimination but is law unless the reports transsexual struggle to get equality. mixing glamour. and job fit for i love. happy beautiful clamor to. i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. music cool belief a good track when someone with no formal theory you think you will be hearing for most transgender people will listen for a little more until you know in the united states. for art for a phrase. and then if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn and some people just haven't ever factor in accounts of this sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now as far as
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personality there's no great change she is one of a quarter of transgenders in the us who claim they've been fired because of their gender identity. she is one of ninety seven percent who report they've been discriminated against at work because of it her boss just summoned her to his office and said is it true that you have decided that you're going for sure that you're going to be transitioning and i want to tell them yes he said well that can't happen appropriately in this workplace and this workplace of all places was the institution that is supposed to protect freedoms and liberties i couldn't believe that especially a government organization would do that it was bandied about glenn's dream job to work beneath this gold dome at the georgia state capitol where she helped write the bills and resolutions that became laws but none of these laws protected her from
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being discriminated against as a transgender in georgia as in thirty eight of fifty us states discriminating based on gender identity is not banned because vandy beth worked in the public sector with the help of a civil liberties group she is able to sue its own american for people to do what was done and. through this she's won the admiration of friends just marcus thought it. was a courageous thing which is they were. fighting the state power. for the support of the queen i think if a person is to change their back to actually leave who they are i do think that it should be even better and now she's fighting the state and not her gender any longer it's an inborn characteristic it's something you're born with and it's something you can't change but it doesn't pay the bills i still don't have full time employment account it doesn't change the law if it's exposed to the law that
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you were you you won't have something like this happen the first place. and some of the parents is aside. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender most transgender people who get fired from their jobs. they just have to. grit their teeth during the injustice. more and lyster are. not what we have online for you today at all dot com a story about the six million dollars scam a russian bank manager and six of his stall sound accused of soliciting funds from their employer in i'm not allowed to credit cards all. along says the dollar ready to say i do get a ged only this time in a russian palace the details will last and all of on these stories online right now at all to dot com.
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building the bridge to the world of spirits and healing living souls that's what shamans have been doing since the dawn of humanity and it's an ancient tradition that still lives on in russia siberia. travel to meet the spiritualists on the shores of lake baikal. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing as things into kissing his family good bye but this is no nine to five job. i'm a traditional shaman for my people the body at i grew up in a traditional family we lived at a camp where my ancestors lived and even though it was soviet times we still observed our customs and traditions. in siberia along the shores of lake baikal
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the powers of the sherman who channel and influence the spirits of good and evil are still respected by those who live here. i think they do trust them because many turn for help to shamans had some critical points of their lifes a person always wants to have hope and so they pray regardless of their confession a christian a buddhist i just know that people do go to shamans. it is believed that shamans act as an intermediary between the human and natural and spiritual worlds of sherman's healing abilities are said to come from his use of these forces to mend a person's soul so in this modern age what's involved in this ancient role. at the end of the main rituals of the following every year we call on rain for our crops and ask for other blessings sometimes we hold wedding rituals but we shamans wait for an invitation they don't impose their practices on anyone this island is known as the heart of lake by call in this spot in particular is very spiritual for the
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sharma and valentine comes here and means of people from all over so that he can keep ancient traditions and spirituality alive. a newer side to sherman isn't includes tourism as people who visit by call region and grow more curious. with the yes there are interesting people here there is not only russian culture but also without culture and you can also learn things about shaman culture. but as interest grows a word to the. i select your sharman carefully. there are huge numbers of shamans now and the majority of them i can say this because i see it by just fakes i know personally one shaman he used to be high ranked official and got to be some sort of a glamorous shaman after he retired he likes to wear expensive assessor and out with fashionable people there are a few shame is like this but people only go to them because they don't know the difference. but valentino it claimed his bloodline is rich with true sharman
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heritage a tradition he plans to continue with the. we respect our history and culture traditions and customs worship the holy fire our great ancestors gods of the sky the earth sun and moon worship the creator of the universe mother nature we preach living in harmony with self and with nature. providing a service for those who believe john thomas r. t. lake baikal siberia. pakistan's independence day celebrations have been tearing down the strong since the worst natural disaster in its history meanwhile the u.s. has confirmed at least one case of cholera in the northwest and as a result of massive flooding aid workers the ground willing to reach victims in far flung villages this hunger and disease spreads through the region pakistan's prime minister says twenty two million people are homeless and of the sixteen hundred
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have died. a shooting outside a restaurant in the city of buffalo in new york has left four dead and several injured witnesses say there was a fight at a pretty wedding party which spilled on to the street so far police say they don't know who carried out the shooting or exactly why. wildfires continue to spread across portugal threatening homes and stretching emergency services to the limit at least one of the whole families and people are battling nearly thirty major fires in the north by strong winds are fanning the flames police have so far arrested fifteen people on suspicion of the country's president has canceled his vacation to visit the command center tackling the situation. protesters are guarding across the memory of the former polish president have been forcibly removed by the police it was put in place after the april plane crash that killed
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the president and ninety five others and has become a site of national mourning poland's current president was the memorial to be placed in the church the controversial wooden cross is divided conservative roman catholic supporters of former president kaczynski and poles supporting the separation of church and state. european far right politicians have visited a controversial take a memorial ahead of the sixty fifth anniversary of the end of world war two in japan. the kenyan shrine has drawn outrage from countries which suffered japanese aggression saying it all as war criminals thousands of prisoners were tortured all starved to death in the complaint that the politicians insist on knowing people who died for their country. now the newly appointed head of the un's drugs and crime office is vowing to address afghanistan while cossack's threats russian official yuri the daughter of that took on the role last month aussie's minute challenge is
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going to be crucial says it's high time the war on drugs was linked to the fight against corruption you would if your daughter in his new capacity you'll be leading the way of the international community begins there narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan of the russian voice has been mostly neglected by i said nato international community so no appointment russia has a unique opportunity to retain vigor rate and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world awareness about the one and only threat a bit really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to come but most when they go back to it and forgotten drug threat that directly killed ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the
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world general petraeus has already arrived applause reappears reinvigorated efforts against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he has entered corruption efforts will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan all ten minutes from now a man he says how guessing what you want is all in the minds just healthy outmanned the fastest take that we can business in the cabinet just ahead. for the full story we've gone to. the biggest issues get human voice face to face with the news makers. every month we give you the future we help you understand how we'll get there and what tomorrow brings the best in science and technology from across russia and
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around the world. join our technology update on our g. hello and welcome to business grain prices of more than doubled since the start of the drought and the hikes have been further supported bob reduction in the global harvest for cost but despite the temporary ban on grain export local producers are seeking to retain their presence in the international market that a video reports. the record drought has seen the russian government reduced estimates of the two thousand and ten greenhouse wished to sixty sixty five million tonnes it denounced a temporary ban in green experts from august fifteenth to december first to shoot domestic consumers from price hikes but then cost the global grain prices just search to more than eight dollars per bushel despite analysts saying there is no grain to go around the danger is that given we've been through two thousand and
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seven two thousand and eight and we saw prices precede rises in other prices of commodities the danger is that financial markets start to anticipate price growth in other commodities and that's actually what causes a more general food price spike so whilst the fundamentals don't point to rapid price gains across all of these different markets i say anything there are some risks that we need to be vigilant of. prices gained more support when the u.s. agriculture department reduced. it's global would hold this forecast by two point three percent but it noted that global supplies were more than they were during the two thousand and seven two thousand and eight green crisis the russian green expert band has local producers looking to shore up their position in the global market over the longer term. the competition on the international food market is extremely high and food issues more sensible on the international market there are resources
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in the world and he will be supplied by somebody with a range of countries like bangladesh egypt they need grain anyway we need to continue talks with those countries we need to think about next year if we will have good harvest and we will return to the international market how we would manage the return of competitive prices. russia has already seated its position as the world's third largest grain exporter with producers such as the u.s. france and great digitalize with domestic prices rising despite the ben russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace you need to do a business r.t. . prices in russia and i grow up to fifteen percent this year driven by the drought and increased amount for dairy products that's according to the cowen of one of russia's biggest and he produces. we can calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost of raw
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materials that has increased by sixty percent which means prices could grow thirty percent from this factor we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the mean indicator for once it starts falling nothing will help that's why we have to be very careful and the government should help of course we will see price hikes of ten to fifteen percent but we will try to have it under control and hold on to our turnover. was not a particularly exciting day for the russian markets from either end of participating session in the red all over to put down between a quarter. horses bucking the trend on the r.t.s. that was not a finished up point two percent on the market and whilst telecom. head of analysis at forks club to begin explains why the stock markets found trading in the red this week as usual russian markets for the correlated with the international markets this week and the main news came from the. federal reserve
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which left the rate unchanged bots didn't show up to meet them into markets saying that economic environment for him to remain very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about the. markets and about. the old economy. so investors. share so. that's why it's all rushing markets during this week in red the drought in five raging across russia this summer have spurred russians into travel frenzy also the delights of tory agencies has more. to all regencies are reaping the benefits of summer twenty ten as russians fed up with extreme environmental conditions flee the country. spain israel and egypt have all seen record numbers of
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russian tourists this summer yeah. it's absolutely unbearable in moscow because of the heat and fires so i'm taking my children to the seaside so this isn't overreaches have not only bounced back from the recession but also made significant gains of up to twenty percent local tourism is also enjoying an unprecedented demand. that when the fires began breaking across the country we had an explosion of them calls from people asking to send them away from the smaug to somewhere where it was cooler but local weekend tourists to northern destination for the most popular. there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand but analysts say tour agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation and you know when you ask yourself a national unity there were no speculations on weather conditions neither in moscow nor in the regions tour operators can discount office as well as last minute deals . in the past few days the small has somewhat retreated but demand for tours to
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popular egypt and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the hotel here is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business r.t. that's all from in the business stay here but you can always find more stories at our website that's not a dot com slash lists.


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